Friday, April 05, 2013

Facebook phone

2 years ago, before Facebook alieniated so many users by making changes no one wanted, this wouldn't have been a half bad idea. I know that a facebook sim card would have been a game-changer for The Social network - and many others - if they had rolled that out, the whole mobile phone landscape would look a lot different today. Everywhere except in North America, it is common to have 2 or 3 simcard cellphones. You can have 3 numbers with three different carriers if you like. All on a single phone! A "home" number, a business phone and a personal hotline! A facebook sim would have been HUGE - but d'oh, no go!

 The New York Times ::: "Cellphones have long been Facebook’s Achilles’ heel. With its users flocking to mobile phones by the millions — and many of its newest users never accessing the services on computers at all — the company has struggled to catch up to them."

 They ain't gonna catch up with this. It could be the first analog nail in fb's digital coffin.

Forbes ::: "from what we saw at the “Home on Android” event at Facebook’s headquarters on Thursday, Facebook still has a ways to go before Home becomes an interface." Granted, Androids are popular, but you're locking out most of the other phones around. Having typed that, Fortune believes there's a lesson or two for Applw in the fb phone! Really? I'm not so sure. What do YOU think about that?
Facebook's 'Phone' Is Another Triumph of MediocrityWired (blog)

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